The bright and tiny threads of Usnea lichen are an excellent antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-viral medicine. Usnea does wonders for the immune system, and is perfect to take at first sign of a cold or flu. It’s perhaps most widely used for upper respiratory and throat infections, sinusitis and acute/chronic lung infections, both as a preventative and in acute situations. It is especially effective against strep and staph infections. You can even use it topically to staunch a wound if something were to happen out in the bush.
- Anticatarrhal (decongestant)
- Immune stimulant